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February 17th, 2020

To be held at The Yitzhak Rabin Center,
Rokach Blvd 77, Tel Aviv-Yafo

About the conference

As part of its role as a leading institute of higher education training the next generation of engineers with an emphasis on maintaining with an emphasis on contributing to society through technology, The Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering encourages active dialog between the academia, the industry, and health institutions and providers. In line with this goal, the Afeka Academic College of Engineering organizes and hosts the Afeka Conference for Vision Restoration. The conference offers the academic, industrial and medical communities a unique forum for coming together, Learning about

on advances in the field of vision restoration, raising relevant issues, sharing accomplishments and establishing collaborations. The conference attracts researchers from the academia and healthcare providers, as well as end-customers. 

The third annual conference will concentrate on regulation for the development of medical equipment and clinical experiments.

Conference Program

09:00 Networking & Registration
09:30 Welcome Remarks:
Prof. Ami Moyal, President, Afeka College
Dr. Ofer Ziv, Conference Chair, Afeka College
09:45 Keynote Speaker:
Ethan Cohen, Ph.D., Div of Biomedical Physics, Office of Science and Engineering Labs, FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, USA
Visual Prosthesis Regulatory Research - A Partnership Between Cutting Edge Research and Regulatory Science to Facilitate Innovation
10:45 Prof. Emeritus Ido Perlman, Vice Chair of the Israeli Council for Higher Education. During his time at the Technion, Prof. Perlman conducted research on the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms in retinal disorders
Biological and electrical projects in Israel attempting to prevent blindness
11:05 Coffee Break
11:30 Mr. Zhiyong Li, Secretary-General of China Medical Equipment Association, Secretary-General of China Medical Equipment Artificial Intelligence Alliance, China
Supporting the two-way docking of demand and enterprises, and promoting the industrialization of the results of technological innovation
11:50 Dr. Irit Rosenblatt, Senior ophthalmologist, retina specialist, Rabin Medical Center
Prior authorization program for second line drug treatment in patients with retinal disease
12:10 Mr. Adi Yatzkevitch, CEO, MedicSense Ltd.
Regulatory Affairs principles for ophthalmic medical devices
12:30 Dr. Yonatan Wexler, Executive VP R&D, OrCam Technologies
AI as a companion
12:50 Lunch
13:50 Keynote Speaker:
Ms. Weizhen She, Director of Machinery Division, Department of Equipment Industry, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China
Introduction of China's medical equipment management institutions, China's medical equipment standards and regulations system
14:50 Coffee Break
15:10 Dr. Nadav Sheffer, Ph.D. Medical Device Division, Israeli Ministry of Health & School of Medical Engineering, Afeka College
Regulation of medical devices in Israel
15:30 Panel:
Ethan Cohen | Ms. Weizhen She | Mr. Zhiyong Li | Dr. Nadav Sheffer | Yoram Gonen, CEO, Hanita Lenses
15:55 Closing Remarks

Conference Keynote Speakers

Conference Speakers

Ethan Cohen
FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, USA
Ms. Weizhen She
Secretary-General of the
China Medical Equipment Association and of the
​China Medical Equipment Artificial Intelligence
​Alliance, China
Prof. Emeritus Ido Perlman
Vice Chair of the
Israeli Council ​for
​Higher Education
Dr. Irit Rosenblatt
Senior ophthalmologist,
retina specialist,
​Rabin Medical Center
Dr. Yonatan Wexler
Executive VP R&D,
​OrCam Technologies
Yoram Gonen
CEO, Hanita Lenses
Mr. Adi Yatzkevitch
CEO, MedicSense Ltd
Mr. Zhiyong Li
of China Medical
​Equipment Association

Conference Sponsors

For sponsorship details, please feel free to contact us:
Ms. Lior Cohen-Kavaz, Conference Manager

Tel: +972-3-768-8663
Mobile: +972-52-3937527
Email: lior@afeka.ac.il